Laura Andrews

April 27, 1934September 23, 2011

Andrews, Laura Johnson –age 77, passed away, Friday, September 23. She was a member of Lake Forest Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Andrews; parents, Warren and Nadine Johnson; and sister, Carolyn Stansberry. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Dave Smith of Woodstock, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Nancy Andrews of Old Hickory, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Randy Kelley of Simpsonville, SC; daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and Jim Watson of Maryville, TN; and son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Leanne Andrews of Morristown, TN; grandchildren: Savannah and Sierra Smith, Hank Andrews, Christopher and Caroline Kelley, and Kaitlin and Emma Andrews; and brother-in-law: H.T. “Skip” Stansberry. Laura was born in 1934 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She married Henry Andrews in1954 and enjoyed 40 years of married life together before his death in 1994. They raised 5 children, loved the outdoors and showed others how to be Christians by the way they lived. Friends and family will forever cherish memories of Laura who loved introducing nature to others, serving her church, experimenting with cooking, photography, sewing and above all, caring for her children and grandchildren for whom she was an ever-present source of love, devotion and encouragement. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Laura's life on Friday, September 30 at 5:00 pm during a memorial service at Lake Forest Presbyterian Church. A celebration of Life will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Ijams Nature Center (2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920) or Lake Forest Presbyterian Church (714 East Lake Forest Drive, 37920). Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.


  • Memorial Service Friday, September 30, 2011

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Scott & Karen Hood

September 28, 2011

Our family was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She and your dad were two very special people. I remember well her kindness to me.
May the Lord comfort you with His love and grace even as you celebrate her immense joy of being with the Savior.

Mary Helsley

September 28, 2011

Dear FAMILY, I am so sorry to hear about your mom and also your dad. I didn't realize that he had passed away too.Please know that your Mom was very special to me and my family. Always keep her memory alive in your heart. God bless each one of you. My prayers are with you during this time.

Sylvia & Weaver McCracken

September 28, 2011

We treasure our memories of Lake Forest, and wonderful times at Family Camp with Laura and Henry and their family.
Wish we could be there for the celebration of her life. She was a very special, loving person.

September 27, 2011

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Gildemeister Family (Howell, MI)

Bob & Allison Carmichael

September 27, 2011

May the LORD comfort you in this time of sorrow and rejoice with you in the calling home of one of his own.